Beyond SDI – Maria Brovelli (Politecnico di Milano)

More than that of SDI, I like the horizontal concept of the free and open geospatial web, where every actor (public, private, community, citizen, etc.) can contribute with their data and software and, in turn, reuse the available data and software. I am expecting the states to make this geospatial web existing and working under the condition of ensuring us (the people and living beings of this Earth) going toward a condition of more freedom and happiness, safeguarding the environment.  […]

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Beyond SDI – Ian Masser

Current trends in spatial data infrastructures – not one but many SDIs It must be recognised that there are many different kinds of spatial data infrastructures (SDIs) and that the number of applications is likely to increase during the next ten years. In other words, there are likely to be not one, but many SDIs in practice in the future. These range from collections of volunteered geographic information (VGI) that are created to carry out a specific thematic task to […]

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Beyond SDI – Guo Huadong (CAS-RADI)

Spatial Data Infrastructures (SDIs) provide the technological and organizational structures for managing, sharing, and using spatial data. The next generation of SDIs should be further evolved to be more flexible and robust so as to embrace the ever-accelerating technological transformations to meet the demand of accompanying societal and organizational implications. These require advanced managing and processing capacities, such as developing new standards for collaboration, integrating new technologies, absorbing new data sources, opening up data, and sharing data. Digital Earth and […]

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Beyond SDI – Arup Dasgupta (Geospatial World)

Spatial Data Infrastructure has progressed from a data centric concept through distributed computing, web enablement, cloud and other technologies to a point where it has reached a crossroad. Should it remain as a data-centric distributed system for use in governance or should it acknowledge the disruptive changes that are taking place in spatial information and related computing and analytic technologies? In 2010 a provocative article “The creative destruction of GIS” by Ed Parsons of Google brought out how the combination […]

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Beyond SDI – Ed Parsons (Google)

The SDI is Dead, it is an ex-SDI I’m of the age that the Monty Python Parrot Sketch seems to be something I have always been able to recite, if you have not seen it yet of course it is on YouTube.  The main theme of the sketch is an issue of customer support, the parrot purchased is dead, has always been dead and despite the protestations of the shop owner as to the characteristics of the Norwegian Blue variety […]

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Meet EUROGI at Geospatial World Forum

The 2020 Geospatial World Forum is scheduled for April 7-9 in Amsterdam. EUROGI is proud to join this leading global event as a supporting organisation and to integrate its Members’ (EMM) and General Board Meeting (GBM) into the agenda. On April 8 afternoon EUROGI will focus the theme ‘Beyond SDI‘ and invites its members and the wider geospatial community to join in Hall 11. Any EUROGI not planning to register for the full event – please record your plans to […]

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Beyond SDI – Zaffar Mohamed-Ghouse (President SSSI)

The Next Generation Spatial Infrastructure The next generation Spatial Data Infrastructure will most likely comprise an agile Data Infrastructure, a satellite based Positioning Infrastructure, a Location Index (Loc-I) Framework and Open Spatial Analytics coupled with a United Nations Integrated Geospatial Information Framework implementation plan. An improved Spatial Infrastructure framework will accurately collect, efficiently process, effectively disseminate, and smartly analyse location information in near-real time based on machine-to-machine communications and on-the-fly predictive analytics using Artificial Intelligence.  Globally, the open data agenda […]

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Beyond SDI – Joep Crompvoets (KU Leuven)

Spatial Data Infrastructure (SDI) is about the concept to facilitate and govern the exchange and sharing of geospatial data between stakeholders in the data community. We see trends that geospatial data become more mainstream data and SDI-stakeholders are no longer from the geospatial data community only. This means that SDIs will likely be integrated into more generic information infrastructures that facilitate a much wider range of data and services from numerous stakeholders from inside and outside the public sector. If […]

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Beyond SDI – Mike Goodchild (UCSB)

Thanks for asking! I gave a presentation in March 2018 at a Hong Kong conference on SDI that was part of their planning process for what they are calling CSDI, the C standing for community I believe. I’ve attached the ppt as the quickest way of summarizing what I said. I think the model of SDI that dates from 1993 needs to be rethought, in response to several significant changes: the changing economics of GI production, the rise of the […]

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Beyond SDI – Josef Aschbacher (ESA)

The concept of Spatial Data Infrastructures (SDI) is central to bringing the benefits of space applications, and in particular of Earth Observation (EO), to citizens in Europe and worldwide. However, recent developments call for an evolution of the SDI concept. Such developments include a massive increase in available data, as epitomized by Copernicus – the world’s leading Earth observation programme, which is made in Europe. Copernicus is headed by the European Union. The European Space Agency (ESA) manages the Copernicus […]

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